Veterinarians, in simple words, are doctors who diagnose and prescribe treatment for animals of all kinds — domesticated, wild. Much like human medical care, veterinary science is a demanding science and provides with the satisfaction of contributing to animal’s quality of life. In veterinary science, one covers concepts similar to that of medical science but with focus on animals instead of humans.
Usually people who go in the line of veterinary sciences, do it out of love for animals. In this article, we will be exploring how can one make a career in veterinary sciences. The guidance provided in this article is based on a live session on “Career in Veterinary Science” conducted by Shashi Dream Foundation under their initiative to provide career advice for under privileged children. The speaker for this session was Dr Kishor S. Rathod.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr Kishor S. Rathod is an Assistant Professor and Head of Department of Livestock Product Technology at Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur. He is actively engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs since 2008. He has had the experience of working at Venky’s India Ltd, Pune. After which he then joined the State Government as a Livestock Development Officer through the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC). He is a Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU) recognised Ph.D. guide for the subject Livestock Product Technology. Apart from that, he is part of the Executive Committee of the Indian Meat Science Association.
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BVSc (Bachelors of Veterinary Sciences) & A.H (Animal Husbandry): To pursue for BVSc & A.H candidate should have passed with minimum 50% marks in their Higher Secondary Education from a recognized board with PCB (physics, chemistry, biology) as their subjects. The BVSc is a 5 ½ year course.
MVSc (Masters of Veterinary Sciences): To pursue for Master in Veterinary Sciences candidate should have secured minimum 55% in their graduation from a recognised university and should clear ICAR entrance exam or University conducted entrance exam.
There are a variety of skills required to pursue this career. Some are given below:
Recognised government colleges for veterinary courses:
Recognised private colleges for veterinary courses:
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If you are really passionate about animals as an individual, an animal lover, this might be a fulfilling career for you. As animals cannot express their pain, a veterinary doctor has to evaluate the problem himself by noting behaviours, symptoms or taking history from the owner of the pet. It is a job that requires a lot of dedication and is not at all a glamorous job. One can specialize in treating domestic to wild to habitat specific animals, as one pleases.
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